BYU

Cougar Cuts and Quotes: April 24th, 2015

How We See It:

Criddle: “I think that Rose made the right hire by going with May, he has experience in doing this at both SLCC and BYU.”

Criddle: “Greg Wrubell told us that during the last go around that Quincy Lewis was one of the last two guys against Mark Pope.”

Criddle: “I think that Noah Hartsock is in the conversation because he knows how to coach guys in the post. BYU needs that right now.”

Jorgensen: “I think that if Noah were to get the job it would be an upset. Quincy is the most likely guy to get the job right now.”

Jorgensen: “Noah’s a scrapper and I love how he played the game. But I’d definitely have to go after Quincy Lewis.”

Criddle: “Noah Hartsock has officially been a GA for two years so he has to have some sort of inside track.”

Criddle: “Coach Rose wants to find a coach who can help them get to the next level.”

Jorgensen: “The way I see it, I don’t think it’s quite as clear cut with Quincy Lewis and Noah Hartsock.”

Jorgensen: “The reason I say that is because there are a number of highly qualified coaches who are going for this job.”

Jorgensen: “I think that Barret Peery is right up there with Lewis and Hartsock.”

Jorgensen: “Stu Morrill could make the argument that he has done the best job as a college basketball coach in the state over the last 10 years.”

Jorgensen: “BYU is a free spirit. They don’t run much of a set offense.”

Criddle: “I don’t think that people actually know what the Director of Basketball Operations does.”

Jorgensen: “I know what Duane did, he did everything that wasn’t football related.”

Criddle: “You want to get a guy who is OCD about this kind of stuff and can make sure that everything is done.”

Jorgensen: “Ben, I would rather repeatedly punch myself in the face instead of being the Director of Football or Basketball Operations.”

Jorgensen: “You don’t need to know how to coach Basketball to be a DBO, you need to know how to make sure the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed.”

Jorgensen: “He does need to know how to talk to recruits because he is the liaison between the two parties.”

Jonathon Tavernari Interview:

Tavernari: “I literally just got back last night at 1 AM from playing in Italy.”

Tavernari: “We were able to accomplish staying in the division which is the goal of every season.”

Tavernari: “You don’t start playing the league until October then you play Euroleague and Eurocup about once or twice a week and play until March or April.”

Tavernari: “One of the reasons that I’m blessed is because I have a European passport because my Grandpa was from Italy.”

Tavernari: “It’s a blessed profession cause I get to see the world, where my ancestors came from.”

Tavernari: “There were times that I was the only member of the church in the whole city I was in.”

Tavernari: “Does BYU have to aim to be the alpha dog of the conference? Yes. Can they do it? Absolutely?”

Tavernari: “I think that every program goes through ups and downs. BYU has a big batch of freshmen and RMs who will make a difference.”

Tavernari: “I think that BYU should aim to win a conference championship every year.”

Tavernari: “Sometimes you need to take a step back and look at the process and the journey of going through it.”

Tavernari: “Coach Rose is like a second Dad to me. Tom Holmoe is a mentor.”

Tavernari: “A lot of people make fun of Bronco for trying to spread the message of the church, but I think that’s good.”

Tavernari: “The only guy besides Ty who could get regular PT on the team we had this year was Kyle.”

Tavernari: “The year before I played and the next couple years after we had the top 25-30  players who ever played at BYU.”

Tavernari: “In the MWC we played against a lot of NBA players, outside of Gonzaga, there aren’t many NBA players in the WCC.”

Tavernari: “I’d say to Jimmer that I feel bad that he isn’t playing, but I don’t because he’s making $1 million not playing. I don’t make half of that playing 35  minutes a night.”

Tavernari: “You never see Steph playing off the ball. That’s what you need to do with Jimmer. Give him the ball and let him go.”

Tavernari: “It’s hard for Jimmer because this is something that he loves. How hard is it to have something taken away because of other’s misconceptions of you?”

Tavernari: “My personal opinion is that Quincy has turned Lone Peak into a powerhouse. Bringing a guy like that here helps recruiting.”

Tavernari: “Now that Frank is probably going to Duke, if Quincy were to join the team it could sway him a little bit.”

Tavernari: “If Utah goes to the Sweet 16 next year then I say they’re back. One good season is a fluke.”

Brandon Gurney Interview:

Jorgensen: “As we all know, parking on BYU campus is ridiculous so I made an investment when I was a student, I bought a 50 CC scooter. I was driving one day down by Brick Oven and I see Jonathan Tavernari and he goes, ‘Jan, I need a ride to class. Let me hop on man.’ We had 500 lbs of man on that scoot. the engine was never the same”

Gurney: “Tavernari was one of my favorite guys to interview, we’d ask one question and he’d give 10 minutes of quotes.”

Criddle: “Greg Wrubell tweeted in to say he tuned in to listen to Jonathon on the show, that might be the first time Greg has listened to the show”

Gurney: “Frank is a Duke-level talent. The question is whether or not Coach K would wait 2 years for him.”

Gurney: “Frank’s top 5 are Arizona, ASU, BYU, Stanford, and Utah.”

Criddle: “I’d go to Duke cause I know that if I play there, I’ll be set because of the networking and relationships that they have.”

Jorgensen: “Going to Duke is the total package.”

Jorgensen: “People say, look at BYU, they have a great business school and great academics. But Duke puts the world in your fingertips.”

Gurney: “BYU just needs to get better to land national recruits like Frank Jackson. It surely doesn’t help that Utah has improved.”

Random Thoughts:

Gurney: “The interview with Frank Jackson is on Monday, so the article should come out next week.”

Criddle: “Jonathan Tavernari said to give him a weeks notice and he’d be on the show.”

Gurney: “That’s better than the 2-3 hours you usually give me.”

Jorgensen: “Since I’m wearing my onesie, I can go take care of some business, go to a nice dinner with a beautiful woman, and go to bed, not with a woman.”

Criddle: “I’m surprised we don’t have more diabetes in Utah County with all the sugar that we eat.”

 

Special Thanks to Zak Hicken for his contributions on Cougar Cuts and Quotes

Comments

Most Viewed

To Top